LONDON, April 7 Bank of England Governor Mark
Carney said on Friday that planned changes to financial
regulation in the United States did not appear to amount to a
wholesale rolling back of rules that would endanger
U.S. President Donald Trump wants to reverse some financial
regulation that he says restrains lending in the U.S.
Carney, speaking at Thomson Reuters, said that discussions
with the United States had been encouraging so far, and that
U.S. regulation had some unique elements that did not affect
consistent standards of regulation globally.
"The U.S. authorities have, over the last several years,
done several things that are unique to the United States" Carney
said. "They may adjust some of those elements, just like we
could always adjust certain things that are bespoke to the
United Kingdom and go above and beyond international standards.
"That wouldn't necessarily have any implication for the
ability to build this system, to take full advantage of the
system of mutual recognition, and we should recognise that."
"I'd be very wary of interpreting anything that the U.S.
administration does as a rollback of regulation, of a turning
inwards, of a fragmentation," he said.
Carney also said Britain would "work hard" with European
authorities to ensure that an "appropriate amount" of euro
business continues to be cleared in London.
EU policymakers have insisted that the clearing of
euro-denominated derivatives, which London dominates, should
shift to the euro zone after Brexit, which would threaten
thousands of jobs in the City of London.
(Reporting by William Schomberg and Rachel Armstrong, writing
by David Milliken; editing by Kate Holton)